PICTURES. In Dijon, the last images of the Dauphine center nightclub before demolition

This is the last time you will see it: the discotheque in the Dauphine center, ex-Hit Club, Colors or Pimm’s for the oldest, will soon be swallowed up by the work of the shopping mall. France 3 was able to slip onto the dancefloor for one last lap, in the middle of construction machinery.

Over the generations, the people of Dijon have known it under different names: the Pimm’s Club in 1978, the Colors, the Hit Club, the Centrale, the Theatro, the Contrast… In four decades, the nightclub in the basement of the Dauphine center has changed hands many times, before closing permanently, like all the other brands in the shopping mall in the heart of the city.

Work on the Dauphine gallery began at the end of 2021. This Tuesday, June 21, France 3 Bourgogne was able to slip into what remains of the disco. Amid the debris, dust and workers already at work throughout the basement of the building, a few relics testify to the past of the place: bar stools, zinc, beer dispensers, mirrors… On this day music festival, last glance on the dancefloor before the lights go out.

The bar and the stage

Le dancefloor

the entrance

And for the nostalgic… or those who have never descended these steps : here is an overview of the parties that took place here at the time. In this video, a session of DJ Cut Killer in what was then the Hit Club, in 2011.

It is therefore the end of an era, that of an emblematic place of Dijon nightlife which will have remained open for more than 40 years. At the end of the work on the new Dauphine center, there will no longer be a discotheque. The basement will serve as a storage or kitchen area for the new signs.